Lions Put Travis Swanson On IR

Travis Swanson‘s first season as a full-time starter will end prematurely, with Tim Twentyman of reporting the Lions sent their starting center to injured reserve.

Detroit promoted defensive lineman Kerry Hyder from their practice squad to fill the roster spot.

The Lions ruled out Swanson on Friday with a shoulder injury. A second-year player, Swanson started all 14 games for which he dressed after breaking with the first unit in five of 16 games last season.

The former third-round pick beat out trade acquisition Manuel Ramirez for the starting center position but didn’t impress in his first full season up front, according to Pro Football Focus, which rated Swanson as its No. 33 overall center.

An ex-UDFA, Hyder will ascend to the 53-man roster due to Jason Jones entering Week 17 with a doubtful designation. The team opted for Hyder over 2014 fourth-round pick Larry Webster, per Twentyman, as its 11th-hour defensive front call-up from the taxi squad.


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